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One-Click Tethering Solution for AT&T and Rogers One X

In many cases, getting tethering to work on a device requires someone to hack the original, carrier-supplied tethering app, re-releasing it for users to install and use. While this works, it often takes a while for the hacks to pop up and sometimes they can be a bit finicky. Thankfully, AT&T and Rogers HTC One...

Compiling from Source the Easy Way

Not too long ago, we took a look at a simple, but comprehensive guide created by XDA Forum Senior Member neroyoung aimed at helping Android beginners get started with some basic ROM alteration and customization. However, kitchen work and scripting modifications can hardly be considered actual development work. That said, these methods make it easy for Android beginners to apply...

Sage Advice from Cyanogen Still Valid Today

If you've spent any amount of time on XDA, you've heard of XDA Recognized Developer Cyanogen or the nearly ubiquitous CyanogenMod. In fact, chances are that at you've either run CyanogenMod on one of your devices at some point in the past, or you're running it (or a kanged version) now. In many ways, CyanogenMod represented...

ICS WiFi Calling for T-Mobile Sensation Running Stock and AOSP

One of the best features of many T-Mobile phones is the ability to call people via WiFi. Why would you want to do this? Well, mostly because it doesn't rely on your sometimes finicky mobile connection, instead using WiFi to place calls. Most can imagine why T-Mobile users who had it previously would be a...

Dual Core Mod for the HTC EVO LTE

It's been hardly no time, and already developers here on XDA are finding ways to make the already powerful HTC EVO 4G LTE even faster and achieve better battery life. While the bulk of development is still ahead, some luck in creating custom recoveries can flash kernels despite not having true S-Off has helped things along....

Garble Your Texts with Garble

The tires squeal under the pressure of the Mustang coming to a rapid stop. Agent Will Verduzco leaps from the car and runs towards the ally. Behind him, a black sports utility vehicle speeds around the corner and stops short of the still idling Mustang. Two men in black suits exit the sports utility vehicle with...

Facebook Phone to Run Linux and Opera

It's no surprise that the Facebook app is one of the most downloaded apps in the entire Google Play Store. Over the last year, we have seen many advances in Facebook and its mobile application. Many changes have been implemented to make the users' mobile social experience richer, most recently with the purchase of photo-sharing...

How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development – XDA TV

Last year at Google I/O, Google released the Android Accessory Development Kit. And yesterday we gave a brief primer on the options available for those looking to get started with the ADK. Arduino is the foundation which the Google ADK is based upon. In this video, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates setup and use of an...

Android Troper Beta Released Brings Back TvTropes

Recently, a popular TvTropes application called Droid Tropes was laid to rest, and users were not happy about it. There was a large gap in the Android world for those with an addiction to Tropes that had to be sated on a mobile device. And when there's a gap, someone eventually comes along to fill...

Getting Started with the Android Accessory Development Kit

Arguably one of the most exciting topics covered at last year's Google I/O Conference was [email protected] and the Android Accessory Development Kit, otherwise known as the ADK. What this technology promises to bring is a unified and open hardware ecosystem to compete with the already formidable hardware options seen on competing platforms. Furthermore, programming the...

Great News for ASUS Transformer Owners Bricked or Stuck on Locked Bootloader

While the ASUS Transformer Prime has was provided with an app to officially unlock its bootloader, the original Transformer hasn't been so lucky. The bootloaders for Transformers with serial numbers beginning with B60 and below were cracked by XDA Members rayman and apache14 (known in open source circles as RaYmAn and Bumble-Bee respectively) last year.However, ASUS changed...

ICS Official Firmware Release for the SGS3 and SGS2 I9100G

What an exciting ride it has been for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The device was first rooted by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire sight unseen and well before release. Then, as you may recall, we reported on the firmware leak for the device.Subsequently, we saw a plethora of porting efforts that used the newly acquired leaked firmware to bring joy to...